Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It’s The Final Classes - (MedBoard: Joint Base Lewis-McChord) Day 264

Sent a text to my squad leader “MOU Today” and then headed into the naval shipyard in Bremerton. I walked in the office and saw that someone had cleaned up my desk. Not that it was dirty or anything, but it had a pad of post-its, a few pens, and some notes. Now it had nothing except a pad of paper and a pen…even my name tag was taken down. I guess someone thought I wasn’t coming back…I’ve had a lot of appointments at Ft. Lewis lately and didn’t even make it here last week. Today is the only day I was going to make it this week. No problem, not like it’s a real job…or like I even did much of anything. It’s really just an excuse to not go to formation at Ft. Lewis.

I did the usual and checked my army and navy emails, then surfed the web. I decided to check and see what my medboard status is on AKO.

Here’s today’s results for my medboard status on my AKO:

227 days remaining
Start Date: 6/26/2013
Goal Finish Date: 4/17/2014
Estimated Finish Date (No Appeal): 8/8/2014
Estimated Finish Date (W/ Appeal): 10/11/2014

My current step in the process is PEBLO Counsel & Soldier Election (I’ve actually done this, but it’s not showing up yet). My actual time waiting for this step shows 12 days. The army average is now 8.93 days. Current days I am over the army average is 3.07.

I can’t put much stock into any of these numbers, I guess it’s just entertainment for me. I continued to surf the web and read the news. I then causally scanned for some jobs. There are two new guys in the office that just got hired, so I chatted with one of them for a while. He was previously in the army and then did some civilian contract work over in Afghanistan. I ended up taking off after lunch…as I think I’ll be doing from now on when I go to the navy. Because I’m now closer to getting out, I need the extra time to finish up my schoolwork. I am taking my last two classes at once so I can try and finish my degree before I get out of the army. I went home and started my schoolwork. My final two classes...Finance and Web Design. These are going to keep my busy!

When my wife came home we went to the YMCA and I had a decent cardio workout. We then went and had dinner with my sister and her family as we do every Wednesday night.

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